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Naramachi, Nara

(4.2/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
Find quirky museums and great sushi while roaming a tangle of narrow streets at Naramachi, once a thriving district populated by wealthy merchants. The wooden townhouses enchant with their intricate woodwork and rich history, while the ambiance becomes truly magical at night when the lanterns light the alleys and buildings. While exploring the area, you can also visit a toy museum and a World Heritage-listed temple. Naramachi is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Nara Edition.
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  • Lovely calm area of Nara, with lots of little traditonal shops and houses. It is definately worth visiting the Harushika Sake Brewery, Nara-Machi Koshi-no-ie (traditional house) and Gango-ji Temple, a...  more »
  • Almost in all areas from Gango-ji Temple precincts "If community", that the area of the old leave for e. It was again established as a tourist destination with merchant houses remain from the ancient temples using "Machiya" of the Edo period, especially in shops, cafes and restaurants. Talisman of koshin "vicariously through Deuteronomy" is like the mascot present here, I saw here and there.
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  • 古建筑很多,多数已是成为商铺了,有些商铺物美价廉,很多本地人在此购买。来的晚了,只看到长长的街道,昏暗的灯光,还是买点东西吧 
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  • We tried two different types of unagi cooking. One is the mini set that also comes with salad, dessert and eel egg roll. Another one is grilled with salt which we have never tried before in the states and Hong Kong :) and we also got the beef sukiyaki - awesome ! We ordered a bowl of rice to go with that. Salmon sashimi is very fresh and tasty too :) You can request water with ice if needed, press the button on the table and your server will be there for you . Amazing service !
  • The eel is too skinny or thin to my taste. But a meal with tempura, wagyu shabu-shabu and eel over rice cost only 30 dollar is amazing
  • Like unagi? Don't bother eating anywhere else in Nara.
  • The best Unagidon in Nara
  • Yummy Unagi in a great setting. Highly recommended. Lots of set meals to chose from. English menu available. The pickles and Unagi were awesome!